Junior Golf – Coaching
With a strong history of producing both leading amateurs and touring professionals, RAGC understands the important role that juniors play within the club and maintains a strong focus on it’s Junior Coaching Programs, where our international team of golf professionals and member volunteers play an active role in ensuring the best experience for each young golfer.
RAGC is proud to offer our junior members with a progressive pathway of coaching programs to develop their golf skills and love of the game. The pathway is overseen by our Director of Golf, Chris Crocker (PGA of Australia member & SA Chair) & administered by Junior Golf Co-ordinator, Matt Antell (Golf Australia coach & Advanced member of the UK PGA). It is delivered by our Teaching Professionals Matt Antell & Tony Christie, with support from our dedicated member volunteers.
RAGC Junior Development Pathway
Tier 1. SQUAD TRAINING
RAGC competes in a range of statewide inter-club events including Junior Pennant; McMillan Shield and MyGolf Junior League. Players selected by the committee to represent the club are invited to respective squad training sessions with our PGA Professionals to prepare them for these events.
Time: TBC. Cost: FREE. Registration: by invitation only.
Tier 2. ‘ADVANCED’ COACHING PROGRAM (aka “the 18 holers”)
Our ‘Advanced’ coaching program is designed for juniors members who are at a stage of playing 18 holes and are looking to develop their play to a competitive level. Players on this program benefit from high-level training with other advanced players and a holistic program of technical, tactical and mental coaching and under the guidance of our PGA Professionals.
Clinics are followed by the option competing in the 18 hole competition of the day, which counts towards the junior order of merit.
Time: Saturday’s 10pm. Cost: $100/term (8 weeks). Registration: Member golf booking page
Tier 3. ‘INTERMEDIATE’ COACHING PROGRAM (aka “the 9 holers”)
Our ‘Intermediate’ coaching program is open to members who have progressed to playing 9 holes on the course and are looking to improve upon their GA handicap. The weekly ‘9 hole’ clinics focus on enhancing the competency of each player’s technical and tactical skills to improve their on-course play, under the guidance of our PGA Professionals.
Clinics are followed by the option of a 9 hole stableford competition, which counts towards a term-long junior order of merit.
Time: Saturdays‘s 12pm. Cost $100/term (8 weeks). Registration: Member golf booking page
Tier 4. BEGINNERS COACHING PROGRAM (aka “MyGolf”)
‘MyGolf’ is Golf Australia’s national program aimed at providing primary aged children with the perfect introduction to the game. Open to members and non-members alike, our weekly ‘MyGolf’ clinics are delivered by our PGA Professionals who, supported by our member volunteers, use a game-based approach to introduce children to the technical skills of golf in readiness to play on the course.
Time: Saturday’s 2pm. Cost: $100/term (8 weeks). Registration: Golf Australia MyGolf portal